Smoked Planked Brie with Cranberry Preserves and WalnutsSteven Raichlen
Smoked Planked Brie with Cranberry Preserves and Walnuts
- Grill Time: 5 to 8 minutes
- Yield: Serves 3 to 4
- Method: Smoke-roasting
- Equipment: 1 cedar plank; 1-1/2 cups soaked wood chips (optional)
- 1 small brie cheese (8 ounces)
- 3 tablespoons cranberry jelly or preserves
- About 15 walnut halves
- Crackers or grilled toasts
Step 1: Set up your grill for smoke-roasting (indirect grilling) and preheat to medium-high (400°F).
Step 2: Place the plank directly over one of the fires and grill until singed on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Set aside and let cool. (This step is optional, but it gives you a lot more flavor.)
Step 3: Place the cheese in the center of the plank. Spread the top with the jelly, using the back of a spoon. Arrange the walnuts on top in a decorative pattern.
Step 4: Place the plank on the grill away from the heat and toss the wood chips, if using, on the coals. Smoke-roast the brie until the sides are soft and beginning to melt, 5 to 8 minutes.
Step 5: Serve the cheese on the plank hot off the grill. Spread it on grilled toast slices or interesting crackers.
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